Tag Archives: Pop culture

Pretty lady of the alley

As seen in Toronto’s Chinatown:

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Quiet time

Needed more than we know:

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memories of the ’80s – The BFG by Roald Dahl

The early 1980s brought a new novel to the kids section: The BFG by Roald Dahl. The BFG aka The Big Friendly Giant, was written by Dahl for his seven year old daughter Sophie, who had died of measles encephalitis … Continue reading

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Spotted a saint

Saint Mungo by SMUG in Glasgow, Scotland:

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memories of the ’70s – Danny, the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl

In 1975, Roald Dahl wrote a children’s book based on an adult short story and made a hero in Danny, The Champion of the World.  In 1959, Dahl published a short story in the New Yorker Magazine titled Champion of … Continue reading

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Love

As spotted in my Toronto neighbourhood:

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memories of the ’80s – Chicken Soup

The end of the 1980s a new sitcom tried to make a major splash with the series Chicken Soup. Executive produced by Bernie Orenstein, Saul Turtletaub, Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner, the series was a sitcom based on the relationship … Continue reading

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